When something is causing hype, we readily jump into the bandwagon and that’s how it’s been for who knows how long. Basically, we take the words of other people on something. If the majority claims that a product is HG-worthy, then it must be. If everybody’s yapping about something, you instantly wanna try it too! Sadly for skincare, it’s never predictable. What may be astounding to others may not make sense to you. Sometimes you want to agree with the crowd but you just can’t because you don’t get the hype at all.
If there’s one thing though, that I entirely embrace and am truly thankful for, aside from wearing sunscreen, is the advice of double cleansing. I am never without double cleansing since I realize how good it is for the skin! Needless to say, I always have something for double cleansing and recently, I got Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water because I’ve been seeing it on other people’s feeds.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is an All-in-1 cleanser that is powerful yet gentle on the skin. It effectively gets rid of waterproof makeup, and cleans and rehydrates the skin.
– A multi-purpose cleanser that contains Micellar technology. Like magnets, Micelles absorb and expel dirt, oil, and makeup without any harsh rubbing. This leaves skin clean and fresh without drying out too much.
– Cleanser and makeup remover all-in-one cleans, removes even waterproof makeup, and revives skin
– Quite powerful, yet gentle on the skin. Micelle technology catches dirt, oil, and even makeup, without the need for harsh rubs.
– All skin types, even sensitive
Aqua/Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Dipotassium Phosphate, Disodium Edta, Decyl Glucoside, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide
How to use:
To remove eye MAKEUP: Hold the pad in front of your eyes closed for a few seconds then gently clean without any harsh scratching.
To cleanse the skin and Remove FACE MAKEUP: Gently wipe across the entire face until it is free of makeup and dirt. Use daily, AM/PM. There is no need to wash.
Precautions: Avoid contact with eyes. In the event of contact, wash completely with water.
My Skin Type: Combination, Acne-Prone, Occasionally Dull and Sensitive
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Oily Acne-prone Skin Review:
Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water comes in a huge bottle that contains 400ml of product, which is priced at around 6 dollars! It’s probably the most affordable cleansing water I’ve ever seen by volume, and I didn’t think twice about buying it.
When I went to local Watsons to get this, I actually saw two variants, the one is in a pink bottle that is for dry skin I believe; and the blue bottle which suits oily and acne-prone skin. Naturally, I grabbed the blue bottle because I have oily skin.
This micellar water comes in a no-fuzz bottle, you just have to flip the top to open and pour. The product itself feels like water, it has no discernable scent and it doesn’t feel one bit tacky. Just like most cleansing water, this one also claims to be a no-rinse product, apparently, you can go straight to your routine after using this product.
Just like with any other cleansing water, I actually use this as my first cleansing product. I feel that no matter how they claim it to be non-clogging or anything, I still prefer to finish my cleansing with a good foam cleanser and water.
What I like best about Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is that it doesn’t contain perfume which makes it pretty good to use. My skin also feels soft after using it, it doesn’t feel tight or anything.
I use matte lipstick, a long-wear foundation, and a mascara swatch to put this product’s efficacy to a test. In the first picture, I gently wiped my hand with cotton soaked in the micellar water and as you can see, I was able to wipe off the foundation easily.
The lipstick and mascara, however, are still pretty solid if you look closely. I had to really rub the cotton off my skin to take the other makeup off completely and you can also spot a little redness on the skin due to abrupt rubbing.
Overall, Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is just an okay cleansing water. I am not one bit impressed but I can’t really complain because this is dirt cheap. In the end, you just get what you paid for. While it is not an entirely bad cleanser, I don’t find myself repurchasing this item or recommending it to friends.